‘UNABLE TO IDENTIFY MY OWN REALMS’- PLANET EARTH
I have personified Earth here in this post. On the occasion of Earth Day 2017, I wish to pen down my image of Earth in my mind – How its own child has become its killer.
A friendly Reminder – THERE IS NO PLANET B. No matter what wonders does science do to find and explore new exoplanets, there will never be a replacement to Planet Earth. At least not for people like you and me. Think about it. Do your bit. Enjoy the reading!
I have taken care of you since you were born, I have sheltered you before you could exist, and yet you are trying to destroy me piece by piece, making me choke inside my skin.
I have given birth to millions and billions of tiny sapiens like you, and gave birth to species you are still discovering about, I have cried when the Gods took the life away from my children like you, without realizing that I save millions of lives when I weep – where will this bitter-sweet irony end?
Your buildings and crackers and plastic and waste- Causing my oceans to boil and my children to die. Causing my land to burn and my children to die. Causing my trees to deplete and my children to die. Causing my mountains to break and my children to die. I now repent I ever conceived you.
You are demolishing the soil that created you, exhausting the water that quenched your thirst, killing the plants that satisfied your hunger, disappointing the skies that built your greed.
I am unable to trace the path to my body, the wounds are unable to heal, and there you are with your machine guns and nuclear bombs, aiming for my head. Free me from this suffering, from making me watch my children being killed, from making me watch my skin being burnt.
Why don’t you point the gun at my heart, and free my suffocated soul?
I tried to open the blindfold on your eyes, I have raised my oceans and eroded my soil and
swamped my trees and broken my sky. I murdered my own children just so that you could see what you were doing will bring doomsday for all. But nothing seems to quell your incorrigibility at all.
Cut my nerves while you can take the fate in your hands, before the almighty decides the fate of you, before you fail to comprehend what hit you.
– Shruti Jain
(VSJMC, 5th Semester)